Albert Abraham Michelson Commemorative Medal (from Hall of Fame for Great Americans at New York University Medal Series)
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The commemorative medal's obverse design depicts a bust profile image of Albert A. Michelson, an American physicist known for his work on the speed of light, from the shoulders up. The medal's reverse features an image of an interferometer atop a giant telescope that is focused on the star Betelgeuse.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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1 3/4 inches (diameter)
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obverse: ALBERT ABRAHAM MICHELSON / Albert A. Michelson [facsimile signature] / 1852-1931 reverse: THE HALL OF FAME OF GREAT AMERICANS / AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY /19©73 edge: E. Gordon Chandler / Sc. / MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE
Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931; New York University. Hall of Fame for Great Americans
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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